Hours before the convention of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) scheduled to hold on Wednesday at the Eagle Square in Abuja, a female presidential aspirant, Cesnabmihilo Dorathy Nuhu-Aken’Ovia, has stepped down from the race.
The aspirant who joined the 2023 presidential race has also thrown her weight behind Prince Adewole Adebayo, asking her supporters to vote for him.
At a press conference, she said that she withdrew from the race when the party decided to zone the presidency to the South and being a loyal party member she had to step down.
She added that her political structure has collapsed to support the Adebayo campaign organisation.
“The party comes first. I am a party woman, a loyal and obedient one at that. I go by what my party says. And it is my responsibility and every other member to ensure that the party triumphs in the coming election.
“I decided to support him and the party by giving and submitting my political structure to his organisation to have a good showing at the polls,” she said.
Prince Adewole Adebayo, another aspirant within the party praised his colleague’s decision, adding that her exemplary action should be emulated.
He said people like her should be encouraged to offer themselves for the service of the country.